Current Skin Care Routine

Hi there loves! 

Times are changing for your girl, I wasn't too impressed with my skin care routine and was in need of some desperate moisture.  I found myself at Ulta grabbing all of the things. 

Keep reading if you want to hear more about my current skin care routine and what I did to take my skin from drab to fab! 

I am going to go over all of the amazing things I have been doing to keep my skin healthy this year.  But first if you haven't read what I eat to keep my skin looking great read this post from last week! 

My normal skin care routine was using Dove Body was on my face to remove my make up and then using regular lotion on my face too.  I know, I know!  I didn't think anything of it until I started wearing make up and my face would feel so dry and blah underneath it all.

While I love makeup and creating looks for the blog, I want to make sure that I am starting with great skin before I apply anything on my face.  I also would love to prevent wrinkles and all that jazz. 

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When I walked into Ulta the girl was restocking this brand and told me it was pretty great, I know how sometimes they are there to promote a specific product during a certain time. 

But when I noticed the pricing, she told me that Mario Badescu didn't use fancy packaging so that he could keep cost down so great skin care products could get in the hands of women & men everywhere. Without outrageously breaking the bank, so of course naturally I bought it all.  

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The glycolic foaming cleanser is used just 2-3 times a week to help with a subtle clean. 

The cleansing milk is by far my favorite because it feels like you are applying lotion then washing it away but still keeping all of the moisture.  

The facial spray is great for setting makeup and using during those hot days when you need a little less sweat on your face and a little more Rose water.  

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The glycolic eye cream & skin complex has been so so good for my skin. It feels so refreshed and soft after just a couple of days. Jaxon would even rub my face at times because it was so soft. 

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The Neutrogena Triple age repair, I picked up to try while I was shopping at Wal-Mart & overall it is a great product, I love that it has SPF 25 in it so I'm also getting sun protection as well. 

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The hyaluronic eye cream is absolutely amazing at night, I typical don't ever feel

The Rodan & Fields - bright eye complex has been assisting with moisture and those naturally inherited dark circles, now this isn't an overnight success product but I have been loving the changes I have noticed.  

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This is my go-to mask when I just want a skin refresher, I don't do it everyday even though this is a product you totally can use daily. I use it maybe once or twice every two weeks. 

And that sums it up for my current skin care routine.

Be sure you are avoiding things that make you break out as much as humanly possible, and making sure you are getting more nutrients that benefit your skin. 

If there are any products you are loving I'd love to know more, catch up with me on social or email me I'd love to hear from you! 

 

 

 

6 Months Post Partum | Self Love

I am 6 months post partum and I am finally starting to feel good in my clothing, isn't that crazy?

We need to stop allowing the world to tell us when we should be back to "normal".

I don't have money to pay someone to consistently train me and tell me what to eat. I'm doing the things my gym offers and my life allows. Doing your best is better then doing nothing at all.

I have loose skin because I rapidly grew the first few months I was pregnant and put on 30lbs pretty quickly. Everyone at 6 months would ask if I was due any day now, my answer was always nope 3 more months.

C-sections are no fucking joke, you are sliced open in an area you use to do a lot of things, sitting up being one of them. And honestly you don't realize how much of those muscles you use until you can't use them or it hurts to do so. 

Before I got my membership I felt like I was never going to look good again, my ass was flat [still kind of is 🤦🏽‍♀️], my love handles were huge and I just felt like shit in general.  Going to the gym has helped me so much feel better, and eat better because let's be real who wants to eat the little calories they burn during a workout.  You eat better, you drink more water, and you exercise you look and feel better.

Now I'm starting to feel better in my clothing and old stuff is getting a little less snug but it took me 6 months and it will take even longer for me to get where I want to be.

I don't feel pressured I just know I can do better and look better.

But I just wanted to put this out there for anyone who felt like they aren't living up to societies standards, because honestly society isn't living up to my standards now a days so fuck society. 

What do/did you do to make yourself feel better after baby?

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